Yes. I still choose to view change in a positive light.
In my January blog, less than two months ago, I started the new decade acknowledging that change is often difficult and stressful, whether it be change to our personal or professional lives. And I shared my views on embracing change.
Some of my words from that blog include: “I choose to view change in a positive light. For me, change is not about better or worse, new or old, or even less or more. Change is about assessing, evolving, and moving along a continuum of becoming different.”
Wow, what a different world we are facing in just this short time. Is my view the same? Yes. I still choose to view change in a positive light.
That is not to in any way diminish the significant changes that have impacted how we live and work due to the COVID-19 crisis. I do not underestimate the short- and long-term impact current events will have on everyone around the world: our health, prosperity, and, in some cases, our lives. I am frightened for our medical professionals and first responders. I am frightened for our most vulnerable populations (the poor, sick, elderly, LGBTQ+, immigrants, anyone working in an essential service, and more). I am frightened for our children and how this pause in education may impact them for years to come. I am frightened for my industry, small businesses, the world economy and the list goes on.
So I refer again to some of my thoughts from January: “What else is changing around me that I need to adapt to?”
For now, I am taking things day by day and I’m sure my approach will evolve as we collectively move through this COVID-19 crisis. For now, I am trying to keep our home safe and family calm. We are lucky that my husband and I have jobs where we can, and are now required to, work from home. For this, we are grateful. We can remain at home with our family during this strange and stressful time. So, how am I adapting?
Is my view the same? Yes. I still choose to view change in a positive light.
How are you adapting personally or professionally right now? I’d love to hear from you!
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